News: Metal bands to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Heavy Metal bands lead the latest list of
artists eligible for induction into the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Among the 9 bands listed were Kiss, AC/DC,
Judas Priest and hard rockers Bad Company. Other Artist who are eligible
are Ace, Joan Armatrading, Be-Bop Deluxe, Gap Band, Graham Central Station,
John Hiatt, Hot Chocolate, Jefferson Starship, Kansas, K.C. and the
Sunshine Band, Robert Palmer, Phoebe Snow, the Mighty Diamonds, the Residents,
The closest Metal fans have gotten to having
their hero's inducted is Led Zeppelin, but politics being what it is this
years crop of metal bands will be passed over just like metal giant Black
Sabbath has been in the past. We can't get our hopes up the RRHF
has failed to induct Queen, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Traffic, Eric Clapton
and Fleetwood Mac.
Metal has helped keep rock alive. At times
when the world was going Disco or caught up in music created by computers,
metal bands kept playing loud guitars, heavy drums and bass, and vocals
that would send granny into cardiac arrest. Sure some of the bands mentioned
here dabbled in the dark side, Kiss made some Disco songs, Judas Priest
went overboard with Guitar Synthesizers on their album Turbo, but they
never strayed too far from their roots always returning to rock.
In order for a band to be eligible for
they must have had an album released at least 25 years ago (1974
for the mathematically challenged).